Tour de Kingdom – Double Century Gran Fondo

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September 24th and 25th, 2016

Burke Mountain Resort

East Burke, Vermont

We’ve teamed up with Burke Mountain Resort to co-host our Double Century Gran Fondo at the height of fall foliage.  The roads we will be using are generally in great shape.  Light traffic.  Stunning views.  Great Camaraderie.  And wonderful Burke hospitality and support.  Plus, we are working with Kingdom Trails and the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce to help make this happen and get the word out.

The rules of this timed event are simple.    (1) Follow the rules of the road (i.e., stop at all stop signs, no more than two abreast) (2) Yellow flag through Island Pond proper (3) Don’t flip the bird at a motorist and (4) Have a blast.

The prizes are equally simple.  A cedarwood medal (which we call a “woodal.”), beef jerky and maple syrup.  Winners will be named for each day.  Combined time winners for both days Male and Female will be the 2016 Tour de Kingdom Champions   The Team Challenge rewards the team (of any size between 3 and 10 riders) with the best collective time of three riders over the course of each day and both days.  The winning team for both days combined gets free entry into the 2016 Tour to defend their title.

Both days start and end in East Burke.  Saturday and Sunday we will start at 8:30 am from Mike’s Tiki Bar in East Burke and finish there as well.     Both days offer shorter less challenging non competitive, but equally beautiful routes.

Saturday’s ride – The Moose Redux.  We head north up Route 114 through Island Pond to Norton and Canaan and then down one of the most beautiful and serene stretches of the Connecticut River before returning to Burke.  Here’s a link to Sunday’s Century Course Map.  For those looking to ride a shorter distance, we shuttle you to Island Pond and just do the Norton, Canaan, Bloomfield loop.

Sunday’s ride – Lake Region Century.  8:30am start.  At Mike’s Tiki Bar.  The route takes you through the legendary lake region of the Northeast Kingdom – by Willoughby, Memphremagog, Seymour and Island Pond before bringing you back to East Burke   Here’s a link to Saturday’s Century Course Map.  We also offer a less strenuous but equally beautiful 45 mile option that brings you along the shores of Lake Willoughby and Crystal Lake.  Here’s the link to the 45 Mile Course Map.

 

Fees: $65 per day or $250 for all five days

Register HERE

There’s a lot going on in East Burke during the height of fall foliage.  Check out the web sites of Burke Mountain Resort, Kingdom Trails, and Burke Area Chamber of Commerce for more information.

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